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Jack Roush confirms Trevor Bayne out of No. 6 in 2019

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 - Practice

HAMPTON, GA - FEBRUARY 23: Trevor Bayne, driver of the #6 AdvoCare Ford, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 23, 2018 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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Jack Roush confirmed on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Thursday night that Trevor Bayne will not return to the No. 6 in 2019.

In April it was announced that Matt Kenseth would replace Bayne behind the wheel of the No. 6 for select races in 2018. Kenseth’s first race was at Kansas on May 12.

Since then, Bayne has piloted the car six times with a best finish of 11th at Bristol. He is scheduled to run this week at Las Vegas.

“We’re … in negotiations with drivers right now that would drive the 6 car next year,” Roush told Claire B Lang. “I think the decision has been made - and I don’t want to be breaking the story here, but … it’s been announced that Trevor’s not going to be in the car next year.”

Roush did not provide further details about the driver search, saying: “Who it is we’re talking to and how close we are in those negotiations, I’m not … inclined to say, based on the fact that we are negotiating.”

While he would not reveal who is being evaluated for the ride, he has a type of driver in mind.

“I want a driver that can be fast,” Roush said.